Tetracyclines is a class of antibiotics that is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain bacteria.
They are also used for the treatment of acne by suppressing the growth of the acne bacteria and decreasing the inflammation caused by the bacteria.
Examples of tetracyclines include:
Some common side effects include:
If any of the side effects do not go away or are serious, please see your doctor.
Rare, but serious side effects include:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these rare or drug allergy symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
In the treatment of acne, these medications may be given for about 2 to 6 months.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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